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Mail merge printing problem word 2003


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derek100

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Hi, can anyone help with this problem please, I need to print a 2 page letter from the mail merge in word 2003 to send to 20 or 30 people, the first page needs to be on headed paper and the second page on a continuation sheet (blank) I have a brother laser printer 5150D which allows for the selection of different paper trays. The printer will allow for the first page to come from the correct bin and all subsequent pages from a different tray, all well and good, However when printing it doesent see different letters it takes the first page correctly and all subsequent pages from the second tray, I need the first page of each letter from tray 1, and page two from tray 2 in each letter. Is there a way to overcome this problem.
Any help or advice would be much appreciated
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galler

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I had a similar problem with Word 2003 and an HP LaserJet 4650.

You need to set the printer to have no specified paper tray and control which bin is used from the document.

I have letterhead in Tray 2 and plain paper in Tray 3 so I format the merge document with section breaks an the end of page 1 and at the end of the document, then use page setup to tell the printer which paper tray to use for each section.

When Word merges to the printer it will use the tray specified for each section as long as the document setting is not overruled by the printer settings.
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loglorry

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Hi I found a really nice print utility that solves this problem for Microsoft Word. You can get a free trial at Tray Selector Print Utility. It really worked well and saved me ages messing about with print setup settings.
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